Described by Classical WQXR & Operavore as one of “40 Under 40: A New Generation of Superb Opera Singers,” young dramatic soprano Angel Azzarra is becoming known for having “a warm voice that swells from staggering size to pianissimi as effortlessly as the ocean waves.” (Sybaritic Singer’s Ashley Emrick.) Her Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with dell’Arte Opera was praised by critic Fred Plotkin as “a standout performance… Angel Azzarra sang with quality and distinction.” Her reprisal of Anna with St. Petersburg Opera followed her professional debut at Mobile Opera as Mimì (La Bohème.) Angel’s performance in the world premiere of the symphony Sheltering Voices with Eureka Ensemble went viral in a documentary by NowThis!News, and was admired “Azzarra’s expressive immediacy gave us an impassioned performance that flowed so organically it was as if each phrase was spontaneously created in that very moment.” (American Record Guide.) Her recent summer season with Opera Theatre Saint Louis included Gianni Schicchi and On the Edge, a new opera by HBO’s Lovecraft County composer Laura Karpman. For more on Angel’s upcoming season, visit her at angelazzarra.com.
The dramatic soprano is also a popular chamber musician. Most recently she performed the Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 with the Eastman School of Music, and multiple engagements of Pierrot Lunaire, including at the Shenandoah Fringe Festival. She has held chamber residencies with the Heifetz Institute, D.C. Strings, Música de Cámara (Peru), and the Schubert Institute. When offstage, Angel runs a popular YouTube channel, AngelOpera, where over 5 million viewers have learned about the world of opera.